Join Our Growing List of Customers in San Diego, CA

If you’re looking for a fast and friendly solution to disposing of some waste from a recent project, you are just a phone call away. In a city as large as San Diego, you need a dumpster rental company that is familiar with the area. ZTERS has completed over 1,382 dumpster rentals in San Diego, CA providing quality service and fast quotes to hundreds of satisfied customers. Our experienced team of account managers is equipped to answer questions for any type of project.

From La Jolla and Balboa Park to the Gaslamp Quarter and the San Diego Zoo, we’ve got you covered. ZTERS has been servicing America’s Finest City for over a decade, lending our expertise and equipment to consumers all over the area. With a population of 1,425,976 that’s growing by the day, San Diego needs a waste management solution that can handle any job, large or small.

Updated: Aug 19, 2023





















How much does it cost to rent a dumpster in San Diego?

San Diego dumpster costs can be impacted by dumpster size, local landfill fees, fuel prices, and other factors. San Diego dumpster costs range from $756 for a 10 yard dumpster up to $872 for a 40 yard dumpster. Each dumpster size includes a maximum allowable tonnage and 10 day rental period. If you need the dumpster longer, you can extend your rental period for an additional fee. Delivery costs average about $10.24 depending on distance, dumpster size, and current fuel prices. Here is a list of ZTERS San Diego dumpster prices by size:

Pricing updated on Aug 19, 2023

* Why is there a price range? The pricing above represents actual data from our completed dumpster rentals in San Diego, which can fluctuate based on inventory availability, seasonality, type of debris, and other variables. Please call 619-816-4259 for exact San Diego dumpster costs.
dumpster Size LOW EST* HIGH EST*
10 Yard $666 $716
20 Yard Household $746 $884
20 Yard Construction $801 $838
30 Yard $815 $815
40 Yard $985 $1031


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Frequently asked questions

We’ve compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions on San Diego dumpster rentals. These are specific to the San Diego area, so if you have any questions that are more general in nature, you might also find our full FAQ page helpful.

To put a dumpster in the public right-of-way, you will need a Right-of-Way permit. The public right-of-way includes streets, sidewalks, alleys, and other public property. However, if you place it on your private property such as your driveway, then a permit is not necessary. For further information, contact the San Diego Department of Services.

Currently, the fee for obtaining the permit is $76.07

The City of San Diego requires that at least ten feet of clear space is allowed between the dumpster door and the closest obstruction. At least 25 feet must also be allowed between the door and a nearby alley or curb return. 72 hours before dumpster placement, you must erect “No Parking” signs in the vicinity of where the unit will be situated. Additionally, you are required to place a type 1 barricade equipped with a flashing light on either side of the container. Please check out the San Diego Dumpster Placement Criteria for additional regulations.

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What our San Diego customers are saying

  • Reggie C. VERIFIED

    25 yard Open Top 91902


    Cost was a little too high. Found another company same size for under $800.00.

  • Patrick G. VERIFIED

    30 yard Open Top;40 yard Open Top 92028


    New driver had a difficult time negotiating are twisting driveway, but was able to maneuver his truck to get our trash bin. He did a great job.

  • Jennifer S. VERIFIED

    40 yard Open Top 91905


    Thank you very much

  • Kathy A. VERIFIED

    Multi Project 92065


    Placement exactly where requested. Thanks.

  • Jerry L. VERIFIED

    25 yard Open Top;40 yard Open Top 91950


    I enjoyed the friendly service.

  • Richard H. VERIFIED

    30 yard Open Top 92082


    Steven in houston is amazing. He scheduled one day service for us. Delivery and pick up from our home was very smooth. Sub contactor was los cabos in san marcos. they were great.

  • Cora D. VERIFIED

    25 yard Open Top 92040


    When the dumpster was delivered ... they did not leave enough clearance to open the doors.

  • Erica W. VERIFIED

    10 yard Open Top;25 yard Open Top 92104


    Everyone i worked with was absolutely amazing!

  • Steve S. VERIFIED

    25 yard Open Top 92127



  • Steve S. VERIFIED

    25 yard Open Top 92127


    Could not have been better. Driver did an outstanding job. Very pleasant and helpful

  • David H. VERIFIED

    10 yard Open Top 92154


    Dumpster was half the size of my last 10 yard dumpster i rented. My delivery came very late in the day so i really only had the dumpster for 2 days. I had to call throughout the entire day. Customer service was awesome minus the late delivery. I feel i paid twice as much as the last dumpster i rented for half the size.


    40 yard Open Top 92010


    Jessica was very helpful and friendly, the dumpster arrived on time and was picked up on time, no complaints!

  • Larry C. VERIFIED

    40 yard Open Top 92082


    The receptionist was great and handled all my questions and concerns.

  • James K. VERIFIED

    20 yard Open Top;40 yard Open Top 92117


    Took a little time to order, but overall service-great, delivery person-fantastic: friendly and efficient!

  • Bill F. VERIFIED

    10 yard Open Top 91941


    Servise was good . Communication for the removal ,was the only hard part . Thanks

  • Connie C. VERIFIED

    25 yard Open Top 91905


    I was very impressed by the driver...He was very friendly and very enjoyable...The problem i had was the size of the container...The container was very short instead of the normal high container...The driver explain to me that whoever took the order marked a25 vs 40...Since he was very friendly and enjoyable i did not have the heart to tell him that i was not satisfied and rec’d the container...My husband and i had a hard time trying to keep the trash flat on the container...Other than that i thank you for the service...Connie


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Local Waste Disposal Facilities
Miramar Landfill
Republic Services Otay Landfill
Sycamore Landfill
Miramar Recycling Center
EDCO Station

This is not a comprehensive list of waste facilities in San Diego and is for informational purposes only. ZTERS may not dispose at these locations.